Spiral Chicken Curry Puffs (Part 1 - Filling)

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Delicious Spiral Chicken Curry Puffs

Delicious Spiral Chicken Curry Puffs

Curry Puffs……these little pasties are very popular in Malaysia. I believe in other Asian countries, too. They are found everywhere. There are many types of curry puffs. They come with different pastries and different fillings. I always make the oven baked type to avoid all the frying and cleaning up to do.

However, the other day, I decided to try out the deep fried ones for a gathering of about 40 people. It’s the Spiral Chicken Curry Puffs. That was challenging. It’s the first time I made this type of curry puffs but the result was very rewarding, quite an achievement for me. It’s quite a lot of work; making, frying and cleaning. I made 40 big pieces and all was gone. That proves it’s very delicious. The look was awesome and every bite was so flavourful.

I’ll share my recipe here in 2 parts. Part 1 is to prepare the filling and Part 2 (tomorrow) will be the pastry. I halved the ingredients here so if you follow the recipe here, you can make 20 pieces.

Ingredients (Filling)
150g cooked chicken (diced)
200g cooked potatoes (diced)
100g red onions (chopped roughly)
1/4 packet curry paste (or 2T curry powder)
1/2 piece chicken stock cube
1/2t salt
1/2t chili powder (optional; I didn’t add)

Cooked chicken pieces

Cooked chicken pieces

Put the chicken in a pot. Add some water and boil until the chicken is cooked. Remove to let it cool down. Cut into small pieces and leave it aside.

Potato pieces

Potato pieces

Peel and cut the potatoes into small pieces. Then boil them until cooked. Do not over boil or the potato will become mushy. Remove and leave aside.

Roughly chopped onions

Roughly chopped onions

Peel the onions and chop it up. I used the processor to do this which is very fast.

Malaysian curry paste

Malaysian curry paste

Add some oil into a big based frying pan. Add in the onions and fry until translucent. Add in half a packet of the Malaysian curry paste. Add in the chicken stock cube and the salt. Stir well. Lastly add in the chicken and potato. Mix thoroughly. Dish out and set aside to cool. That’s the filling for the Spiral Chicken Curry Puff. Be back tomorrow for the pastry and the wrapping. Spiral Chicken Curry Puff (Part 2 - Pastry)

Have you tried curry puff? What type have you tried? Do you like it? Do you make curry puffs? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other recipes that you may be interested in:
Fast And Easy Malaysian Chicken Curry
Baked Chicken Curry

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Divina  on September 22nd, 2009

I can’t remember if I have tried any curry puff. Probably a long time ago. The filling is easy to make. The harder part would be on your next post. Looking forward to it. They look gorgeous.

Rosa  on September 22nd, 2009

Very pretty! Those puffs must taste really good! I love spicy food…



sherrie  on September 22nd, 2009

oh WOW. that looks so good! all your food looks so good i wish you can come to my place and cook for me.

cenwen  on September 23rd, 2009


Mhum! Very good! You make me hungry :)

I wish you a nice day :)

zainab & meedo  on September 25th, 2009

Those look easy and scrumptious :)

Mary  on September 25th, 2009

Divina, thanks for your comment. I learned that it is called empanadas in the Philippines.

Rosa, thanks for your comment. The puffs do taste very good, only time consuming to make.

Sherrie, come and I’ll make for you…lots!

Cenwen, thanks for your comments. Mmmmm….they are good. Do you love curry?

Zainab and Meedo, thanks for your comment. The filling is easy but the pastry is challenging.

3hungrytummies  on October 21st, 2009

hey they look really great!!!
check out mine and tell me what do u think :)

Mary  on October 21st, 2009

@3hungrytummies - Thanks for your compliment. Checked out the curry puffs on your blog. They looked very lovely and delicious.

Rachel K  on March 28th, 2012

I adore curry puffs. I grew up in KL and they were one of my favourite things. I have been trying to recreate them and almost got them right but not quite. I wish I’d had your recipe a few months ago and I love the way you got the twisted pastry down pat!

Mary  on March 29th, 2012

@Rachael - Wonderful to know you grew up in KL. I’m sure you have tasted a lot of awesome food there :D I still miss all the food back home :( Have to work hard here trying to cook some of the food that we miss. If only I can just go out and buy it! Maybe you can try the curry puffs again. Have fun cooking!

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